HEIA(SA) celebrates World Home Economics Day
Narelle Bennett presenting Misty-Lee Pfeiler with ta King and Amy O’Malley Trust scholarship
World Home Economics Day was an exciting celebration of Home Economics in South Australia, held on the Skydeck of Rydges Southpark, with a great view of the Adelaide parklands and surrounds.
This year we had a promotional segment from Jodi Monro of two different student textiles competitions, and two guest speakers from Le Cordon Bleu. Our first speaker was Dr George Ujvary, Managing Director of Olga’s Fine Foods— he is well-known throughout the world for his blog The Foodologist. In 2015, Dr Ujvary delivered a talk at TEDx Flinders University on The future of food; which was the topic that he discussed with us, and one which he has a passionate interest in. The second speaker was Dr. Roger Haden who spoke on tertiary education of gastronomy in South Australia.
Dr George Ujvary and Julie Taylor
World Home Economics Day also included an acknowledgement of many award recipients from HEIA(SA). This included a King and Amy O’Malley Trust scholar, Misty-Lee Pfeiler. The Resek Scholarship, which is given to the highest performing Home Economics university student in Sout Australia, was awarded to Alex Geue from Tabor Adelaide. The HEIA(SA) Award for Excellence is awarded in recognition of contributions towards Home Economics in South Australia in the previous year. The 2016 winner of this trophy was Jodi Monro. Jodi is a passionate textile enthusiast, who also teaches Home Economics. She has contributed to raising the profile of textiles education in South Australia through student competitions and has been recognised interstate for her knowledge and skill. The HEIA(SA) Executive Committee would like to thank all those who attended and those who contributed to the smooth running of the World Home Economics Day celebration this year, especially Samantha Zimmermann for convening this event and hosting the morning.
2016 HEIA(SA) Executive Committee (L-R) Narelle Bennett, Yvonne Ashton, Robyn Thomas, Sarah Hockey, Carole Holroyd, Fern Hudson, Samantha Zimmermann, Sebastian Bitter and Denise Cotterill.